2016-2017 AAIC Season Summary Report

2016-17 Alaska Avalanche Information Center Season Summary This 2016-17 season Alaska returned to a more typical weather pattern which many long-time Alaskans are used to; cooler temperatures with snow to sea level, interspersed with dry, windy periods. Interior regions and the Kenai Peninsula were blanketed with more snow than average, while some coastal areas went […]

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2016-2017 Valdez Avalanche Center Season Summary

Valdez Avalanche Center     2016-17 Season Summary Annual General Membership Meeting  May 3, 2017 Valdez Library AV Room AAIC Report: AAIC supports five community avalanche centers. Expanded outreach includes partnerships with municipalities, local newspaper, public radio, Alaska Department of Public Safety, snowmachine clubs, and universities. Our educators taught community awareness classes as well as AIARE Level […]

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Small Child killed in roof avalanche April 4, 2017

Avalanche Details Location: North Pole State: Alaska Date: 2017/04/01 Time: 1:30 PM (Estimated) Summary Description: 1 resident partially buried-critical, later died Primary Activity: Resident Primary Travel Mode: Foot Location Setting: Town/Settlement Number Caught: 1 Partially Buried, Non-Critical: 0 Partially Buried, Critical: 1 Fully Buried: 0 Injured: 0 Killed: 1 Avalanche Type: R Trigger: N – Natural Trigger (subcode): — Size – Relative to Path: — Size – Destructive Force: — Sliding Surface: — […]

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Beacons and Eggs: Wilderness Prepared Family Event

Salmon Berry Ski Hill Mile 5 Richardson Highway April 15, 2017  Find our event on Facebook. 10am Bring the kids out to SalmonBerry Ski hill for a morning of Easter fun. Families will learn and practice wilderness skills such as avalanche rescue, fire starting, first aid for hypothermia and shelter building. 11:30am They will join in […]

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Snug Harbor Snowmobiler Killed in Avalanche January 28, 2017

Preliminary report HERE Bryant Evans and Tyler Kloos were riding snowmobiles approximately two miles from the Cooper Landing trailhead when an avalanche occurred. Evans told troopers he witnessed the avalanche bury Kloos, who was wearing an avalanche beacon, according to the dispatch. “Evans located Kloos and dug him out,” troopers wrote. “Other people in the area assisted.” […]

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Eureka Field Session: Backcountry & Avalanche Riding Safety January 29, 2017

Do you ride in the backcountry? This training will help you plan and prepare as a ready rider.Classroom Session: 2 hours indoor, FREE January 25, 2017 6-8pm MTA Building Palmer  480 Commercial Drive Field Session: full day on-snow, $100 January 29, 2017  9:30am-4pm Eureka Lodge Register Here READY RIDERS have avalanche rescue gear and practice using it […]

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Women’s Avalanche 1 Backcountry Babes

Many winter activities expose people to avalanche danger. This three day training for women helps you develop habits that will keep you and your backcountry partners alive. Plan and prepare for travel in avalanche terrain Recognize avalanche terrain Develop a personal framework for making decisions in avalanche terrain. Learn and apply effective companion rescue. The […]

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Advanced Sledders Avalanche 1 Training

Ride a mountain machine? This training is for YOU. Have you wanted to up your avalanche skills, but haven’t because you ride a sled and motorized training opportunities have been few and far between? This course is RIDERS teaching RIDERS on machines. You have no more excuses. Get sleducated: learn to anticipate weather and avalanches […]

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